Frequently Asked Questions About Fitness Hooping:
Why are Innertrak's courses called Powerhoop in Europe, and Bodyhoop in North America?
The Powerhoop brand was originally developed in Scandinavia, Europe and New Zealand. Since the trademark was unavailable in the United States, Powerhoop North America became... Bodyhoop!
Is there research to support your claim that fitness hoops shrink your waist?
Yes, there is! The beneficial effect has been validated by numerous studies, including a study at Canada's Waterloo University, conducted by one of the world's foremost experts in spine biomechanics. Dr. Stuart McGill and his colleagues concluded that Innertrak's weighted fitness hoops significantly reduced waist size in subjects who "hooped" for fifteen minutes a day, five days a week, for six weeks.
I've never been able to use a hula hoop before - what are my chances of success?
Due to their weight and large diameter, weighted fitness hoops are easy to use - even for those who have never succeeded with old-fashioned lightweight hula hoops. You'll quickly get the knack with the help of your Hooping Academy instructors.
Are weighted hoops safe?
Sports safety depends on common sense and on following the manufacturer's recommendations. Weighted workout hoops are meant to challenge the core muscles, causing them to become firmer, stronger and more protective, but this is a process that takes several days of gradually increasing the amount of hooping time. Beginners who overdo will notice soreness and even bruising, which is uncomfortable, unnecessary, and gives hooping a bad name. In addition, there are certain conditions that are contraindicated for hooping, like pregnancy and taking blood thinning medication.
Teaching fitness hoop classes sounds like fun - how do I find one in my area, or sign up for classes online?
You can locate on-location classes on the Find-a-Class Map or sign up for hoop-at-home courses at the Hooping Academy. The Six-Week Challenge will help you lose weight and feel great in just six weeks. The Hoop-at-Home VIP Club includes monthly fitness hoop exercises, tips and inspiration for home users.
I'd love to teach weighted hoop fitness - how do I qualify as an instructor?
Over 1000 fitness professionals have been certified as Innertrak Fitness Hoop instructors across Europe, and the program is now being launched in the US and Canada. Check out our top-rated Fitness Hoop Instructor Training courses.
Where can I buy a weighted fitness hoop?
There are lots of cheap hoops on the market, and they're cheap for a reason. Innertrak classes and courses include recommendations for our favourite hoops made from non-toxic materials. In Europe, you can buy top quality hoops at www.powerhoop.com
What other results can I expect?
Our customers users actually ring our office to tell us about their results. Read some of their stories.